OM: Longoria on the edge of the precipice

OM: Longoria on the edge of the precipice
OM: Longoria on the edge of the precipice

Not qualified for Europe next season, OM will start from scratch again this summer. A situation denounced by Emmanuel Petit, who points out the lack of long-term vision of Pablo Longoria.

Next August, will the Vélodrome stadium still support OM and, above all, who will it push? Few Marseille players are guaranteed to stay on Canebière at the end of the summer. The fault lies in a season without European qualification but also in the habits of Pablo Longoria since he took office. The Spaniard quickly aimed to reduce OM’s deficit on a financial level. A successful objective thanks to numerous sales and incessant movements in the Marseille squad. But, this deeply weakened the Marseille team, hence the final 8th place this season despite the second largest payroll in Ligue 1 behind PSG.

Longoria must be less unpredictable at OM

Enough to generate anger among Marseille supporters who think that Pablo Longoria only has the word “money” in mind. The strategy of the president of OM is also denounced by Emmanuel Petit. However, the RMC consultant affirms that Longoria deeply loves OM and suffers from the lack of results. In the show Rothen s’igne, Petit called on Longoria to take a step back and be more patient. OM must embark on a medium-term project, no longer having to make bets every summer.

What I blame Pablo Longoria for… At the start, we understood what he wanted to do, there were few resources. He was trying to find players with two pieces of string and then make capital gains. But, the chronic instability that there can be on the sidelines, on the field and in the locker room during each transfer window where we change half of the squad each time to start a new cycle… Look at those who have had results for several years: Atalanta, Gasperini has been at the club for 8 years, Arsenal who let Arteta work for the long term. If there is no vision, there is no sporting project. It feels like we are tossing a coin in the air with the hope that it will land on the right side every year. No ! When you are OM, you deserve much better than that. […] We must stop this constant tinkering. I feel like every three months we’re on the edge of the precipice “, he explained. What could be better for this than a relevant choice of coach with a “builder” for OM next season.

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